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baton

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Definition of BATON

a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment <the detainee claimed that the police had beat him with their batons even after he had been shackled>
Synonyms bastinado (or bastinade), bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, nightstick, rod, rung [Scottish], sap, shillelagh (also shillalah), staff, truncheon, waddy [Australian]

March 05, 2015
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